The Hunger Games Trailer Hits The Web

Itunes has released the theatrical trailer for the upcoming Lionsgate production of The Hunger Games starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. Click here to check it out!

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By Jake "WaylonJones" Lester - 11/14/2011

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. THE HUNGER GAMES is directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel, the first in a trilogy published by Scholastic that has over 16 million copies in print in the United States alone, has developed a massive global following.


Thanks to Hybable for them embedded version.


The Hunger Games hits theaters on March 23, 2012.

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PaulRom - 11/14/2011, 5:56 AM
Can't watch it. I [frick]ing hate iTunes Trailers.
PaulRom - 11/14/2011, 6:18 AM
There we go...blows the MTV sneak peak out of the water. Looking good.
RorMachine - 11/14/2011, 6:20 AM
I'm impressed! Few slightly dodgy looking outfits, locations..but overall looking forward to seeing more. J
ballstothewall - 11/14/2011, 6:27 AM
It looks alright.
OptimusBurgundyMaximus - 11/14/2011, 6:29 AM
Those suits look kinda
meh
superotherside - 11/14/2011, 6:29 AM
idk... it looks ok... I might watch it... :)
7frames - 11/14/2011, 6:39 AM
Sweet! Looks just like I imagined it while reading the book. Well, almost.
spiderneil - 11/14/2011, 6:43 AM
it's the running man but with kids instead of arnold.


zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...
RorMachine - 11/14/2011, 6:43 AM
The plot has been done many times, it's more like Battle Royal than Running Man..which also uses kids. Doesn't mean it won't be good though. Jennifer Lawrence is great, the rest of the cast..dunno. I think I saw the dude playing Peeta in something that he didn't suck in.
RaleighAntrobus - 11/14/2011, 6:48 AM
People like this stuff... ? This sh*t looks hella lame.
Bandrews1 - 11/14/2011, 6:50 AM
This looks awesome, I definitely can't wait to check it out.
nailbiter111 - 11/14/2011, 7:01 AM
i just spoiled it by reading wikipedia for all three books. i'm naughty.
RorMachine - 11/14/2011, 7:03 AM
Intruder, that's lovely. How old are you again?

Nail, I did the same. Aaaand, it sounds pretty uneventful. But I know you can't tell from reading those break downs.
Ceejay - 11/14/2011, 7:04 AM
In my shop it's probably one of the biggest selling teenage books after Harry Poyter and the Twilight series. Should do well as a movie!
spiderneil - 11/14/2011, 7:04 AM
@ intruder

'butter face'

I know the expression means ugly but why 'butter'? is butter ugly?
why not 'cheese face' or 'milk face'?
Ceejay - 11/14/2011, 7:05 AM
*Potter (I do miss the correction option on this site)
RorMachine - 11/14/2011, 7:10 AM
I'm not mad. You're just a nasty git!:) And blind too evidently

Richardness - 11/14/2011, 7:17 AM
I've never read the books but this looks interesting at least. Are they the type of books where its not totally lame for a 22 year old man to sit down and read it?
Mrcool210 - 11/14/2011, 7:19 AM
hye look its twilight, including the bad acting forced romance and shity action
TheWingedWonder - 11/14/2011, 7:22 AM
I might check this movie out, it looks alright.
RorMachine - 11/14/2011, 7:34 AM
Bropous, leftist? No, sorry asshat I don't lean towards any side..I actually have a brain you see.
BIGBMH - 11/14/2011, 7:34 AM
Not sure how this relates to Twilight at all aside from the age of its central characters. They didn't even show the action yet so, it makes no sense to criticize that. I swear, some of you are way insecure when it comes to anything related to teenagers. Some of you are probably the same people who were hyped for Conan because it's about a big muscular guy. Why don't you people wait and see before you start hating and making yourself sound like trolling douchebags?
whatevillurks - 11/14/2011, 7:41 AM
Worse paramilitary goon squad uniforms EVER!
RorMachine - 11/14/2011, 7:43 AM
Tea, do you lie on it first to make it numb? or do you find that the unfamiliar is enough to allow you to pretend it's me:)
RorMachine - 11/14/2011, 7:48 AM
Speaking of chest hair, I found a couple of grey ones the other day. Quite depressing actually.
comic2004 - 11/14/2011, 8:03 AM
Shit movie!!!
valeriesghost - 11/14/2011, 8:09 AM
I enjoyed the books, the movies should be fun.

i like the casting with Lawrence, Kravits and Harrelson, not sure about the 2 male leads. Chris Hemsworths brother looks like a douche.
valeriesghost - 11/14/2011, 8:12 AM
@ror and Tea, the moment i find a grey pube i'm gonna be really depressed. nobody wants old man balls, no matter what Gusto says
TerminatorMode - 11/14/2011, 8:13 AM
looks ok but i feel like the pacing on a movie like this might be terrible - i thought battle royale did a good job of keeping things constantly happening
airbeyonder18 - 11/14/2011, 8:36 AM
I don't know what is wrong with you guys but I think this looks awesome.
13echo - 11/14/2011, 8:51 AM
Everytime I hear mention of this I think of "The Crying Game".....hope its nothing like that!
gambgel - 11/14/2011, 8:53 AM
it was intense, at least for me.

some great momments on the trailer, specially the one where Jennifer reacts to her sister being choosen, the same as the last part, the beggining of the real game.

The music was on point, I loved it.

some weird costumes, specially for the gamers, but I cant wait to see this (I read the first book, so Im excited, lol)
soaponapope - 11/14/2011, 9:21 AM
I loved battle royale, so I will definitely be seeing this
claybo4131 - 11/14/2011, 9:43 AM
Looks very faithful to the book, should since the author, Suzanne Collins, wrote the screenplay for it and had final say in casting.

This trailer is pretty much the first half of the book, they just show them in the arena running to the Cornucopia, where most of the supplies are and where most of the deaths occur.

It looks just as I imagined from reading, though it might be different since the novels are in 1st person from Katniss' point of view. For example, Seneca Crane, who is played by Wes Bentley, is mentioned but does not have a line in the book. He is the Gamemaker, he designs the arena, as in what the setting is, can change the progress of the setting during the game, all that.

Donald Sutherland & Woody Harrelson are perfect in their roles. Stanley Tucci with blue hair looks like a trip (He plays the Ryan Seacrest like host who interviews the Tributes) as well as Elizabeth Banks' getup as Effie Trinkett.

LEnny Kravitz was the most controversial choice to play Cinna, Katniss' stylist. Still trying to picture Lenny kind of "fruity" for that character.

And for those who say it is the next "Twilight" tell me from this how this looks like Twilight at all?
miguelus - 11/14/2011, 11:38 AM
...i don't quite understand how people are comparing this movie to the running man and battle royale. aren't those two movies all action packed, bloodied up and gory?...
superman7 - 11/14/2011, 12:14 PM
@ spiderneil:

Everything's good "but her face"...
Sounds like butter face
tweeeeenkies3 - 11/14/2011, 1:01 PM
EPIC.EPIC.EPIC!
Best book ever...will now be best movie ever!
I can't wait!
tweeeeenkies3 - 11/14/2011, 1:02 PM
I bet most of you have never even read the book...Don't judge it until you actually read it.
marvel72 - 11/14/2011, 1:43 PM
looks alright,i bet battle royale is better.
Moonwalker1991 - 11/14/2011, 1:54 PM
People'll make anything nowadays if its based on a book, especially.
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